The gate was open, so I took a chance and drove to the summit. The views were spectacular... easily the best I had seen from any peak in the Black Hills/Capitol Forest region. I also walked along the Rock Candy Mountain Trail for a short distance.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."